Wednesday, May 17, 2017

National Police Week

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Chief Todd at his pizza event for HS students

This week May 14th-20th is National Police Week, which includes National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day [May 15th]. This event is for the police officers who have died in the line of duty, to honor the officers in service and retired, and to give awareness of the huge responsibility they have and how great they are at their jobs.

This resolution began in 1962 by President JFK. There are many organizations involved with the event. [1] National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund stated this:

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America's law enforcement community. The principal organizers of National Police Week include:

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which produces the annual Candlelight Vigil.
  • Phone: (202) 737-3400 | Email:
  • Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors' Conference.
  • Phone: (573) 346-4911
  • First year survivors, call: (800) 784-2677 | Email:  

If you feel like doing something to be involved contact one of these organizations or tell an officer thank you or buy/make them a little treat. However you thank them I am sure they will appreciate it. To all of the police officers, thank you and stay safe.

source: [1]

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